News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

27 March 2015

Nepal Opens First Humanitarian Staging Area, Built With Government & UK Aid Support

KATHMANDU – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) together with the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal have today inaugurated the country’s first Humanitarian Staging Area at the Tribhuvan International Airport.

26 March 2015

Japan Provides Further Support To WFP’s Emergency Relief Work In South Sudan

JUBA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a US$4.2 million contribution from the Government of Japan to support both its emergency response in South Sudan, and its United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) in the country.

25 March 2015

Japan Announces Support To WFP, WHO AND UNHCR To Assist South Sudanese Refugees And Ethiopian Host Community In Gambella

ADDIS ABABA - The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) today thanked the government of Japan for its generous and timely donation of US$11.8 million to assist South Sudanese refugees and the host community in Gambella regional state in western Ethiopia.

25 March 2015

Russia’s Kamaz Trucks Support WFP Operations In East & Central Africa, Including Uganda

TORORO, Uganda –A contribution of 67 KAMAZ trucks, donated by the government of the Russian Federation to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), will assist its distributions and deliveries in Uganda and throughout the East and Central African region.

23 March 2015

Food On Its Way To Vanuatu Islands Worst-Hit By Cyclone Pam

ROME/PORT VILA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is supporting the Government of Vanuatu’s food distributions in priority areas to feed survivors of Tropical Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu.

23 March 2015

Kuwait Hosts WFP Photo Exhibition On Partnership To Assist Syrians In Crisis

KUWAIT – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the State of Kuwait today inaugurated a photo exhibition highlighting WFP’s assistance to Syrians affected by the conflict now entering its fifth year.

20 March 2015

WFP Supports Vanuatu Government Food Distributions For Cyclone Pam Survivors

BANGKOK – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is supporting the Government of Vanuatu to provide immediate food assistance to some 162,000 people affected by Tropical Cyclone Pam.

Responding to Emergencies
20 March 2015

WFP Reaches Stranded Civilians In Luhansk City After Months Of Fighting

KIEV – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said on Thursday it had reached Luhansk city with three convoys this month, providing food assistance to nearly 10,000 stranded civilians for the first time since December.

ED - E.Cousin
19 March 2015

WFP Executive Director Visits South Sudan

JUBA – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, accompanied by the United States Ambassador to the UN Agencies in Rome, David Lane, will make a three-day trip to South Sudan from today.

Cash and Vouchers
19 March 2015

WFP Launches First Food Voucher Programme In Central African Republic

BANGUI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun its first food voucher programme in the Central African Republic (C.A.R.) to assist more than 100,000 people affected by conflict. This innovative form of food assistance allows recipients to choose local foods, giving them a greater sense of normality.


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